Hidden Cities & Hybrid Identities, an international videoart festival and photography exhibition, will be held in the city of Rome. The Ripa Hotel & Riparte Cafè, the venue of the event, will open its doors on Friday, July 06th until Sunday, July 08th. Forty-two artists, twenty-seven video artists and fifteen photo artists from different countries have been selected to be part of this project.
The selections has been based on the main concept of “Hidden Cities & Hybrid Identities” that analyses the hybridization of physical and social identities in the contemporary cities. The theme is about all the cities and places around the world.
« The colors of the hidden cities with his hybrid Identities merge: the day and the night, the neon light that illuminates the facades, the patchwork of contaminations, the passers, layers from top the bottom, undergrounds, built geometric shapes in which to play and invent memories. The urban landscape, and his human bodies, is not only formally captured but also perceptually. Its dynamics and features: into excess, in the immobile, or in the unfinished. Migrations and transformations are self generated in these cities. We can see them as voracious bodies which reconstruct utopias. Seductive idiosyncrasies in which the imitation, the repetition, the symbol and the sublime are connected to the estrangement of modern alienation. Image yourself in these streets, between the blocks and the buildings, portrayed as an unexpected passer by of the filmic flow of an unstable and polymorphic scenery ». Camilla Boemio, 2012
organizer: International ArtExpo
curators: Luca Curci, Fabiana Roscioli
project coordinator: Claudia Dionesalvi
exhibition & screening places: Riparte cafè & Spazio Suite , Rome – Italy
dates: photo exhibition: July 06 – August 05, 2012 / video screenings: July 06–07–08, 2012
opening: July 06, 2012 at Ripa Hotel & Riparte Cafè (h. 6:30 pm), via degli Orti di Trastevere, 3 – 00153 Rome – Italy (www.ripahotel.com)
talk: July 07, 2012 at Sala Modigliani (Ripa Hotel) at 6:30 pm – ‘Profili inediti delle metropoli’ edited by Camilla Boemio with the intervention of Shaun Gladwell, Franco Belsole and Luisa Zanzani
Talk edited by Camilla Boemio
Speaker: Luisa Zanzani – Franco Belsole – Shaun Gladwell
Hidden Cities are the first point analysis of this talk. With the screening of Luisa Zanzani’s video. The photographic serie “Adria” presents, in a pure documentary genre, a province which has never been so well narrated. The absence of man is the hallmark of the documentary genre.
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Massimo Arduini . Italy | Kim Arrow . Usa | Yuko Asai . Japan | Karin Bandelin . Germany | Tom Estlack . USA | Gerald Forster . USA | Marcello Franca . Italy | Mar Garrido . Spain | Izabella Gustowska . Poland | Chris Haydon . UK | Iwa Herdensjö . Sweden | Ajmona Hoxha, Blendina Cara, Elis Vathi, Klodiana Millona . Albania | Leopoldine Lichtenstein . France | Michelle Mantsio . Australia | Andreas Mares . Austria | Edward Alan Nadalin . Italy | Steffania Paola . Brazil | Jaime Rguez . Spain | Chantal Romani . Switzerland | Luca Rossi . Italy | Linda Shamma Östrand . Sweden | Sebbag Robin Sivan . Israel | Lueder Schruff . Germany | Gregory Steel . USA | Lou Steer . Australia | Kyle Trowbridge . USA | Wonbin Yang . USA
Ivette Leticia Alarcon Rendon . Mexico | Jordi Azategui . Spain | Ellen Baer . USA | Timothy Forster . UK | Claudia Hirszman . Brasil | Jan Ijäs . Finland | Oan Kyu . Italy | Diana Martin Lapena . Spain | Andreas Mares . Austria | Benjamin Nash . UK | Loredana Raciti . Italy | Jessica Russo Scherr . Italy | Christiane Spatt . Austria | Predrag Stefanovic . Serbia | Maciek Wojciechowski . UK
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